If any of you have noticed that your dashboard seems to be dead lately… or you keep seeing the same posts all the time, this is probably why:
Apparently tumblr has implemented a new feature called “Best Stuff First” as a DEFAULT setting… basically it makes it so that you no longer see posts from the blogs you follow in chronological order.
Instead you’re seeing posts that tumblr has selected that are considered “the best” or trending. Tumblr selects them (based on some sort of algorithm) and puts them at the top, while pushing the rest god-knows-where.
This is causing a serious decrease in activity for a lot of blogs, and a lack of exposure, especially for smaller blogs.
However… If you shut off this feature your dash will go back to normal.
To turn it off on mobile, go to your Account >
Global settings >
Dashboard preferences >
And there it is that sneaky bastard.
Just a heads up for everyone! *thumbs up*
Maybe if we can get enough traction, @staff will finally take it off of default and simply have it as an option instead. ))